Aldomet (Methyldopa)

Methyldopa, or α-methyldopa, is a centrally acting sympatholytic agent and an antihypertensive agent.4 It is an analog of DOPA (3,4‐hydroxyphenylanine), and it is a prodrug, meaning that the drug requires biotransformation to an active metabolite for therapeutic effects. Methyldopa works by binding to alpha(α)-2 adrenergic receptors as an agonist, leading to the inhibition of adrenergic neuronal outflow and reduction of vasoconstrictor adrenergic signals.1 Methyldopa exists in two isomers D-α-methyldopa and L-α-methyldopa, which is the active form.

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